Dragon Fruit

I just wanted to share with you what I think is the most beautiful fruit in the world:  the dragon fruit!  It is found in southeast Asian countries and China.

The first time I came across this  exotic dragon fruit was in Japan when my father received it as a gift. The vivid shocking pink and bright green and the unusual shape with little flaps that look like scales just took our breath away.  Then, when it was sliced open we were again, pleasantly surprised to see a white flesh with little black speckles!  I think it’s the most beautiful fruit in the world.  So, what does it taste like?  Although the flavor is on the rather bland side, it has a very mild sweet flavor with the texture of a kiwi, it has a very juicy consistency.

This dragon fruit in the photo was grown in Honolulu by my mother’s neighbor Stanley.  You see, several years ago, my mother who makes friends with everyone, got the roots of this fruit from Sam who owns the local Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu.  She shared it with Stanley who produced this wonderful fruit in his back yard, and lots of it too.   Stanley is big on organic farming and he grows the most healthy and beautiful vegetables and fruit I’ve seen.  Thank you Stanley for sharing one of your last dragon fruit with us!  It was delicious and ever so beautiful!  Mahalo.

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4 Comments

  1. I first ate Dragonfruit in Singapore! It tasted light and the seeds were crunchy. I don’t see it here in Connecticut. Reading your article brought calming memories of travel in S.E. Asia.

  2. Hi Deepa,
    Yes, you’re right, the flavor is very light, but the texture in interesting. I guess not many in Connecticut would know what it is!
    Jenny

  3. Hi Jenny,

    Beautiful article about Dragonfruit. I just wanted to ask if it’s okay to grow a Dragonfruit in ones backyard – would it have any bad effects as per feng shui ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Neha 🙂

    • @Neha, thanks for stopping by. Of course it’s fine to grow Dragon fruit in your back yard! It is a rather unusual looking plant, but you can tie the “wings” or branches together if necessary. No effects from a feng shui perspective, just keep it under control.

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